The contest is over, but if you want to continue exploring our county check out the scavenger hunts below!

The Brevard/Transylvania Visitor Center invites you to March into Spring!  Discover hidden gems in your county on the VISIT LOCAL Scavenger Hunts. There are prizes for winners. Click below for instructions, sites and checklists. HAVE FUN!!


Countywide Hunt Sites

Countywide Checklist

Downtown Hunt Sites

Downtown Checklist

Waterfalls and outdoor recreation are two main reasons people come to Brevard and Transylvania County. Friendly people, quality restaurants, a vibrant downtown and an abundance of arts and culture are some of the reasons people want to return again and again.

Listed below are FAQs to highlight key information that you might find helpful when considering a visit or once you’re here and planning what to explore. For more extensive information, please stop by our Visitor Center in downtown Brevard or go to

Brevard/Transylvania Visitor Center
  •  Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 3pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 3pm (Memorial – Labor Day)


Where Can I Stay When I Visit?
Where Can I Grab a Bite?
You’ve driven a while to get here with no pit stops. You must be famished! Whether you’re looking for fast food or fine dining, we’re sure you’ll find something to feed those restless children. And if you need a craft beer to soothe your nerves, well, it’s five o’clock somewhere.

  • Click HERE for a list of restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops, and all sorts of great places to eat, and
  • Click HERE for the Restaurant Update Sheet, and
  • Click HERE for a list of breweries
What is There to Do Here?
We may be a relaxing, sleepy town, but there’s certainly no shortage of things to do here. Check out our calendar of events HERE.

Do White Squirrels Really Exist?
Yes. No mythological creatures or Jackalopes here (except for Big Foot, of course). HERE’s how the white squirrels got here.
You Have 250 Waterfalls? Seriously?
A few thousand feet in elevation change and lots of water makes for a very dramatic landscape, which includes 250 waterfalls. While many of our waterfalls are on private property or require a long hike, HERE’s a link to number of impressive waterfalls that are more easily accessible.
What Can My Kids Do?
Transylvania County is a very family-friendly community. Incredible outdoor activities, unique learning opportunities, indoor fun, and great spots for sweet treats, can all be found right here. Click HERE for a list of various kid-friendly activities.